Friday, November 20, 2015

Faith of Our Fathers DVD Review & Giveaway #FAITHOFOURFATHERS #FLYBY

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Chefy and I are big fans of Pure Flix Entertainment.  This is the production company that brought us God's Not Dead and Do You Believe?.  We love Christian movies because we do not have to worry about the language, adult situations and nudity, and the whole family can watch!  Pure Flix has recently released Faith of Our Fathers on DVD and Chefy and I were given the opportunity to review it.

About the movie:
John Paul and Wayne are two young men in search of their fathers.  Problem is...their fathers have been dead for 25 years.  Eddie and Steven are two young men in search of their sons...whom they've never met.  In 1969, Eddie and Steven are with their squad deep in the jungle of Vietnam on a five-day mission to retrieve fallen comrades.  They write letters to their wives, often mentioning their love for their sons, one, who is an infant and one yet to be born.  In 1994, John Paul and Wayne go on a five day road trip to the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC to see their fathers' names.  Along the way, reading those letters, they begin to get an understanding of who their fathers were and how they died.  Trials and mishaps, both funny and sad, complicate the road trip for the boys.  The horrors of war and the testing of faith manifest themselves for the young men in Vietnam.  Ultimately, in parallel stories - 25 years apart - the fathers and sons are bound together forever.  
Runtime: 96 minutes
Genre: Drama
Rating: PG-13 (for brief war violence)

Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Downes, David A.R. White, Rebecca St. James, Si Robertson, Candace Cameron Bure, Scott Whyte, and Sean McGowan.

Special Features of the DVD:
-The Heart of Faith of Our Fathers
-Honoring Father's Day
-Commemorating Memorial Day
-Si Robertson Interview
-Stephen Baldwin Interview

For the most part, Chefy and I enjoyed the movie.  There happened to be a couple times when I felt the movie dragged a little, or lost the plot line, but that happens with a lot of movies.  We enjoyed the switching of the times from 1969 Vietnam to the present and the parallels between the sons and fathers.  We will watch this movie again and share it with others!

 My granddaddy was a veteran and this movie just gave me greater insight into the struggles of war.  Want to win a copy for yourself?  Simply enter on the rafflecopter form below!  Please note:  Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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4 comments:

sallywilsey said...

My late husband was a Vietnam War Veteran. I would like to win this for my son who is really likes these genre of movies.

sallywilsey said...

I was sent here by Mom's Bloggers Club.

Betsy Smith said...

My grandfather was

Meredith said...

My grandfather was in the military during WWII.